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Economic history and conditions

  • The New Industrial Stateby John Kenneth Galbraith; Sean Wilentz; James K. Galbraith

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 37.50

    With searing wit and incisive commentary, John Kenneth Galbraith redefined America's perception of itself in The New Industrial State , one of his landmark works. The United States is no longer a free-enterprise society, Galbraith argues, but a structured state controlled by the largest companies. Advertising is the means by which these companies... more...

  • International Yearbook of Industrial Statistics 2015by UNIDO

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    A unique and comprehensive source of information, this book is the only international publication providing economists, planners, policymakers and business people with worldwide statistics on current performance and trends in the manufacturing sector. more...

  • Agricultural Prairiesby K. R. Krishna

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    Preface The Great Plains of North America: Natural Resources, Prairie Crops, and Agricultural Productivity Cerrados of Brazil: Natural Resources of Semi-Arid Prairies, Crops, and Productivity The Pampas of South America: Natural Resources, Environment, and Crop Production European Plains and Russian Steppes: Natural Resources, Environment,... more...

  • Hard Living in America's Heartlandby Paula W. Dáil

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Despite living hard, endlessly challenging lives, the rural poor remain tirelessly optimistic, believing things will get better next year. As one struggling farmer explained, "Sometimes I feel like a jackass in a hailstorm--I just have to stand here and take it...but what the hell--it'll stop hailing sooner or later." The struggle to... more...

  • Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introductionby Jonathan Rees

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    This book provides a descriptive, episodic yet analytical synthesis of industrialization in America. It integrates analysis of the profound economic and social changes taking place during the period between 1877 and the start of the Great Depression. The text is supported by 30 case studies to illustrate the underlying principles of industrialization... more...

  • The Rise of Big Governmentby Harold G. Vatter; John F. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    The Rise of Big Government chronicles the phenomenal growth of local, state, and federal government over the last 100 years. The authors explain this growth by arguing that public and social acceptance of government intervention has allowed government to maintain a presence at all levels of the economy. The authors take issue with the opposing argument... more...

  • The Bill Cook Story IIby Bob Hammel

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Working from the spare bedroom of his Bloomington, Indiana, apartment in 1963 with a $1,500 investment, Bill Cook began to construct the wire guides, needles, and catheters that would become the foundation of the global multi-billion-dollar Cook Group. This story has been eloquently told in Bob Hammel?s The Bill Cook Story: Ready, Fire, Aim. The sequel... more...

  • Economic Collapse, Economic Change: Getting to the Roots of the Crisisby Arthur MacEwan; John Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This thoughtful book offers a widely accessible account of the recent economic collapse and crisis, emphasizing the deep nexus of economic inequality, undemocratic power, and leave-it-to-the-market ideology at its root. Based on their understanding of the origins of the crisis, the authors propose a program for reform that is equally dependent on poppular... more...

  • American Insecurityby Adam Seth Levine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn?t happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences... more...

  • A Darkness at Dawnby Harry M. Caudill

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Outspoken Appalachian writer Harry M. Caudill analyzes the exploitation and decline of the eastern Kentucky mountain lands, which have rendered "no people in the nation...more forlorn than the Appalachian highlanders in our time." Frontier attitudes, a strong attachment to the land, and isolation have produced in Appalachia a backwoods culture which... more...